This town in Greece is draped in thousands of spider webs
Japanese billionaire will be first SpaceX private passenger
Flooding May Worsen As Hurricane Florence Passes Through The Carolinas
Trump Congratulates Hurricane Victim on Boat That Washed Up at His House
Trump to visit hurricane-stricken North Carolina, death toll at 33
Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains
16 September 2018, 02:29 | Ross Houston
Hurricane Florence weakens, US East Coast still on high alert | Infographics
Forecasters say Florence, the first major hurricane to take direct aim at the US mainland this year, could batter coastal areas with whipping winds, torrential rain and storm surges as high as 9 feet. The destructive storm surge will occur as the hurricane's eye comes ashore from Thursday night into Friday, the Weather Channel said, and coastal flooding may persist through multiple high tide cycles into this weekend east of the center of Florence.
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content.
A sailor heaves line in preparation ahead of Hurricane Florence at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, September 11, 2018.
"For a meandering storm, the biggest concern - as we saw with Harvey - is the huge amount rainfall", said Chris Landsea, chief of tropical analysis and forecast branch at the National Hurricane Center.
Barbados is expected to start feeling the impact of tropical storm Isaac between late tonight and early morning. Eventually, Florence will veer north into the Appalachian Mountains, bringing soaking rains to Virginia and western North Carolina, before sputtering out late next week near DE and Maryland, the FWS reported.
"If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, you need to do things like notify your legal next of kin because the loss of life is very, very possible", Mayor Mitch Colvin said at a news conference.
The Met Office issued two "yellow" alerts on Friday as the storm began creeping towards south-western corners of the United Kingdom and the tip of Ireland.
"It's a very risky storm", Federal Emergency Management Authority administrator Jeff Byard said.
Chelsea Boss Talks Up Return Of Blues Legend
Chelsea have enjoyed a stellar start to the new Premier League season, and they'll look to keep their momentum going on Saturday. Chelsea was victorious both times, winning 4-1 at home in the first game and 2-1 away at Cardiff in the second.
Millions of people were expected to lose power from the storm and restoration could take weeks.
Early Thursday Florence was about 235 miles (378 kilometers) east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 280 miles (450 kilometers) east southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
That's because the weather systems that push and pull a storm disappear as Florence nears land around the border between North and SC.
Forecasters expected some strengthening today, as Florence marches west-north-west at around 13kmh.
In Fayetteville, a North Carolina city of about 210,000 people about 90 miles inland, authorities told thousands of residents near the Cape Fear River and Little River to get out of their homes by Sunday afternoon because of the flood risk.
"I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said.
She said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".
SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination.
BP, others shun Nigeria’s crude oil over prices
Demand for oil grew more slowly in the second quarter but will continue to rise this year and in 2019, the group said. That month Russian Federation produced 11.247 million barrels per day, a post-Soviet Union record high.
Apple Watch Series 4 vs Galaxy Watch
The iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch OLED with 2,436 by 1,125 pixels and the iPhone Xs Max has a 6.5-inch OLED with 2,688 by 1,242 pixels. The two FDA-approved Apple apps monitor for atrial fibrillation , a common heart rhythm irregularity that can lead to stroke.
FEMA looks to Waffle House as Hurricane Florence approaches
Waffle House has always been a popular spot for round-the-clock comfort food for locals and travelers alike throughout the South. So if a Waffle House closes, that's how you know the storm is really bad, or is predicted to be that way.